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Posts Tagged ‘potpourri’

Ever Lovin’ Blue-Eyed Hot Links

Sunday, 23 September 2018

FoodFace.

Harsh reality.

Creepy but true.

Invisibility cloth.

Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’.

She got a what up her what? (NSFK).

Not the response that CNN wanted.

How the @Twitter algorithm works.

Bonehemian Rhapsody (and no, that’s not a typo).

BREAKING NEWS: Bert and Ernie are not gay. Film at 11.

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Bert and Ernie are not gay Russian spies. Film at 11:30.

Audi has unveiled a new all-electric car, the e-tron, but there’s one small problem.

[Top image found here.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Everyone Knows It’s Windy Hot Links

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Volleysoccer.

Good day to go fishing.

No racism here. Nope. None at all.

No Twitter bias here. Nope. None at all.

No Google bias here. Nope. None at all.

Tom Waits’ 20 favorite albums (as of March 2005).

Ken Nordine’s “Colors” was the basis for an artistic game using paint.

Democrat Senator Dick Durbin blames Republicans for Chicago’s horrific gun violence, but there’s just one little problem. Chicago’s last Republican Mayor was William Hale Thompson (who served from 1927-1931). James Woods begins his reply with “Dear Nimrod.”

16-1/2 minutes of “celebrities” gossiping about ex-SNL cast member Norm Macdonald.

Why are “celebrities” gossiping about ex-SNL cast member Norm Macdonald?

You guessed it. Frank Stallone.

Ernie Kucera (1920-2007)

Ernie Kucera at the Starlight Ballroom in 1992 – his band’s 50th Anniversary.

From the You Get What You Pay For Department: In construction, you can only pick two of the following three:
(A) Low-cost, (B) High quality and (C) Fast completion. Brad Pitt’s well-meaning charitable foundation chose A and C, and the houses are falling apart after less than a decade.

From the Bad Acting Department: Weather reporter can barely stand up to the winds of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Florence while other pedestrians were immune. Reminds me of the classic Today Show blowzit.

A private message to The Weather Channel.

[Top image culled from the absurd The Weather Channel video.]

Social Breakfast Media Club Hot Links

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Billy Redden speaks.

Well. Will you look at that.

Warning: This site uses Gookies.

Top 100 Billboard Hits of 1971 includes some awesome classics.

Squirrel monkeys beat the crap out of a man attempting to kidnap one of them from a zoo [via].

“I yield back.” Rep. Billy Long auctions off a protestor at the Twitter hearings.

Seven People Whose Lives Were Ruined by Social Media (and some of them deserved it IMO).

Should the US taxpayer pay for free healthcare for foreigners living in this country illegally? I don’t think so. Should we pay for emergency medical services? Yes, without a doubt.

I bought this 1969 Rhinoceros album for one song only:
Apricot Brandy. Years later I learned that the band was a fabrication of Elektra Records session musicians.

Led Zeppelin’s 1971 hit “When The Levee Breaks” was first recorded in 1929 by Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy after the 1927 Missippi Flood.

[Top image found here.]

One-Eyed One-Horned Flying Purple Hot Links

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Dude’s tired. Literally.

The Oogum Boogum Song.

From The Don’t-Touch-It Department:
Man touches it and is fined $1,500.

Brilliant *ahem* political analyses from Thing 1 and Thing 2.

I went to WalMart to buy drugs. I stuck around because I heard this.

Joey DaPrince hears Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” for the first time.

Mongolian throat singing AND eefing is one scary combination [h/t Octopus].

Lemon Merangue on the Window Sill is 20 minutes of pure insanity with cicadas [h/t Octopus].

Brooklyn Judge LaShann Moutique DeArcy Hall instructed new citizens to disrespect the United States Flag and the National Anthem during a citizenship ceremony. Puke.

Mr. Smith from Bangalore India warns that your Barclays debit card may spontaneously combust “and create a pocket fire at any given moment, burning your legs and stomach terribly.”


Fun Facts To Know And Tell:
Shelby FredrickShebWooley (1921-2003)

Recorded the 1958 No. 1 hit “The Purple People Eater.”
Recorded many songs as Ben Colder.
Was a character actor with roles in High Noon, The Outlaw Josie Wales and many other movies.
Co-starred as scout Pete Nolan in the TV series Rawhide.
Credited as the voice behind the Wilhelm scream stock sound effect heard in hundreds of movies and countless TV shows, but received no royalties from it.


[Top image – Jacky Ke Jiang. I love the style.]

[Confidential to Randy L. – Thanks for your generous contribution.]

Drawing The Wild Hot Links

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Croc crock.

Dealing with ghosts.

How to draw a hole.

How to draw a ladder.

Card magic with cheese.

Cows herd car thief to police (infrared video).

Cambodian DIY snake trap (NSFK). Those boys caught a big one.

TRUE. A dentist travelling to the Arab Emirate of Dubai from London was sent to prison (along with her young daughter) because she admitted to having a single glass of wine on the plane en-route. After international outrage, they’ve since been released. The UAE are supposedly our allies…

Sharia Law in Dubai. Not sure how accurate this is. The laws seem to change per offense (kinda like the vague and indecipherable  Twittter and FaceBook Terms Of Service rules).

No pop stars, no vocal show offs, no overpaid social justice warriors “taking a knee.”

[Top .gif: A sphere has a constant diameter, and so does a Meißner Tetrahedron, discovered in 1911. Here’s the book used in the graphic example above.]

Ball Busting Hot Links

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Party Cat.

Funny Gull.

Chickenado: “Trust me! I can get us out of here! This way!”

Antnado: “Army ants are one of the most efficient killing machines in the animal world.”

Buddy Hackett went out for a pizza.

Foster Brookes came in for a roast.

The walls are closing in. Pass it on.

Social Breakfast Media Club.

No reason those people should have not been wearing life jackets.


From the Economic Funnies Department:

Taxation is theft.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explains economics in 39 seconds.

Ocasio-Cortez supporters discuss socialism.


Saw this message on a church sign recently:

HONK IF YOU LOVE JESUS.
TEXT & DRIVE IF YOU WANT TO MEET HIM.
DRINK & DRIVE IF YOU WANT TO MEET THE OTHER GUY.

[Top image from here.]

Non-Stop Barking Hot Links

Sunday, 22 July 2018

The Dentist.

The Chiropractor.

She Thinks I Steal Cars.

Welcome to the 419 Eaters.

Slavery: What They Didn’t Teach in My High School.

This [from the “What The Hell Was He Thinking?” Department].
That [from the “What The Hell Was He Driving?” Department].
The Other [from the “Why Twitter Was Invented” Department]. Sound up.

Fuman Musicoloco the Juggling Drummer. Scroll down for the video.

Walter E. Williams on “Russian Collusion.” It’s not what you think it is.

Found in 2013, planet Kepler 78b, 700 light years away, orbits its star in just 8.5 hours. Its top layer is a rolling ocean of lava that reaches temperatures of 2760°C.

U.S. Marines held a training exercise (in a faux village) with Mexican Marines and a Royal Canadian Army infantry force at Camp Pendleton on 3 July 2018:

The squad of Mexican marines stepped deliberately through a narrow alley, their rifles scanning windows and roofs for any potential danger. The village seemed calm, with some local residents milling along the market street amid the occasional sounds of bleating goats.

But the blast from an improvised explosive device near the patrol broke the calm, and the Mexican force joined by several U.S. Marines for the security mission were soon under gunfire from unknown shooters in what looked like a coordinated attack.

[Link, with video here. Related post here.]

And yes, the neighbor’s little yappy dog has been going at it since 5pm. It’s now midnight…

[Top image: W.C. Fields drills Elise Cavanna as Zedna Farley looks on in The Dentist, 1932.]

 

Reeb Lope-a-dooie Nedloag Hot Links

Sunday, 15 July 2018

In 1893, the average beer consumption [in Cincinnati] was 40 gallons for every man, woman and child – 2-1/2 times the national average. [From Cincinnati’s Rise and Fall as a Brewery Town.]

Little Kings Cream Ale” is sold in 8-packs of little green 7-ounce bottles across the nation. It was the result of a request by Ted Gregory (aka “The Ribs King“) to the Schoenling Brewery Co. when the beer taps went down and his customers didn’t want to pay for 12-ounce beers to go with their shots of whiskey. TRUE

Fun Facts to Know And Tell Department:

[Via the US Postal Service Website]: The following live, day–old animals are acceptable for mailing  when properly packaged: chickens, ducks, emus, geese, guinea birds, partridges, pheasants (only during April through August), quail, and turkeys. Day–old poultry can be delivered to the addressee within 72 hours of the time of hatching, except for Sundays and Holidays. Also included in the list are Baby Alligators, Baby Caimans, Chameleons, Frogs, Lizards, Newts, Reptiles and Amphibians, Salamanders, Tadpoles and Toads, and Giant Bone-Crushing Weasels. (Okay, I added the last one.)
[h/t Mrs. N. Mr. N. opined that the chicken chicks are being used as drug mules.]

Mail Order Dog.

Giant Bone-Crushing Weasels are estimated to have been about the size of a Jaguar.

Life at the Boeing Field Apartments reminds me of these classics:

Gary: Landlord of the Flies.

Shut Up, Little Man!

Steve Goodman sings backward.

Goodman was also the author of The Best Train Song Ever and it saved Arlo Guthrie’s career.

[About the Title: My high-school geometry teacher could speak backwards, phonetically, and that’s how he pronounced “Golden Hudepohl Beer.”]

Feelin’ Hot Hot Hot Links

Sunday, 8 July 2018

#OpenBorders

Fun Facts about Woodstock.

Three hours of swamp sounds.

Buster Poindexter‘s weather report.

A cricket chirping, slowed down 800%.

The best advertisement for Tobasco Sauce ever.

Everyone should have The Happy Honk. [h/t MC]

Guy cashes in his Karma Points and walks away uninjured.

National Jukebox: Historical Recordings from the Library of Congress is very cool.

This is my new favorite song again because it fits my attitude.

Holland–Dozier–Holland. You’ve heard their stuff (including this).

Martha Reeves was born in Alabama, but pulled off a convincing British accent in this interview.

“We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.  If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell

More George Orwell quotes here.

[Top image: The thermometer on our patio at 4PM Friday. Saturday morning I had to let the shower run until I got cool water. By Monday I’ll have changed my mind about getting a/c again until the next heat wave.]

A Murmeration of Hot Links

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Wow.

Aphid.

I want this.

Oh Scheiße” indeed.

Say “nanner” eight times, then click this.

B&M Brown Bread tastes good hot or cold (so they say).

How much was a slave worth 150 years ago? $0 in the U.S.

“Capitalism is not a sufficient condition for freedom, it’s a necessary condition for freedom.”
Milton Friedman on US slavery, capitalism & colonialism.

A flock of starlings is called a “murmeration.” Check out this one.
[h/t Octopus]

The great internet aggregator known as StumbleUpon is going away after 16 years. Thanks for all the fun links.

[Top image: My 12-inch 33 rpm vinyl soundtrack from David Lynch’s ERASERHEAD is worth more than my entire collection of Beatles albums, and my unworn copy is apparently worth $100 – $150. I once made a cassette tape to engulf and spook the neighborhood one Halloween, but the Missus complained, so we compromised and I played Tom Waits‘ “Bone Machine” instead. The following year The Missus asked that I not play “Bone Machine,” so I replaced the Neighborhood Halloween Ambiance with Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum, and everyone loved it. TRUE STORY.]


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